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Feb. 14 2019 11:51 PMAmazon and the End of the Growth MachineCities once worshipped job creation at any cost. The crumbling of New York’s HQ2 deal suggests they’re finding a new religion.
Feb. 11 2019 1:45 PMLandmark Donald Trump’s BuildingsWe’re going to need some props to explain the 45th presidency to our grandchildren.
Feb. 7 2019 2:01 PMThe Green New Deal’s Huge FlawIt completely ignores the most crucial environmental, economic, and racial-justice issue of all: where we live.
Feb. 1 2019 5:20 PMChicago Tried to Make Neighborhoods Denser. Instead They Got More Expensive.
Jan. 23 2019 3:05 PMMicrosoft Is Basically Starting a Bank for Affordable Housing in SeattleHow much good can that do? We’re about to find out.
Jan. 10 2019 6:13 PMCalifornia Used to Classify Bus Lanes and Bike Racks as Bad for the Environment. Not Anymore.
Jan. 3 2019 3:58 PMCuomo Scraps Years of Prep for an Untested Plan to Avert L Train Shutdown in New York City
Dec. 19 2018 5:30 PMSeriously, Elon Musk? Are You Kidding Me With This Tunnel? What Is This?
Dec. 17 2018 5:16 PMThe Holland Tunnel Christmas Decorations Fiasco: Not a Feel-Good Story
Dec. 7 2018 4:48 PMMinneapolis Confronts Its History of Housing SegregationBy doing away with single-family zoning, the city takes on high rent, long commutes, and racism in real estate in one fell swoop.
Dec. 4 2018 2:45 PMFrance’s Latest Protests Are a Rejection of All Things Macron
Nov. 26 2018 7:37 PMGM’s Shift Away From Cars Is Not Good News for Pedestrians or the Planet
Nov. 21 2018 7:08 PMHouston’s Sprawl May Have Slowed Down Hurricane Harvey—and Made It Worse
Nov. 14 2018 12:25 PMAmazon Can’t Make Crystal City WorseIt’s a weird, semivacant failed experiment of a neighborhood (with a puppet store). No one will miss it.
Nov. 13 2018 1:33 PMCities Should Never, Ever Agree to an HQ2 Contest AgainThe billions that Virginia and New York are giving to Amazon will only worsen corporate shakedowns for public subsidies. Here’s how to stop the madness.
Feb. 12 2019 10:49 PMThere’s Nothing Ridiculous About Trains Replacing PlanesHigh-speed rail in California was a disaster. But there’s a better way.
Feb. 7 2019 6:45 PMHow Big-Box Stores Bilk Local GovernmentsThey lower their property taxes through a surreal trick called “dark store theory.” States are finally fighting back.
Feb. 4 2019 3:33 PMWhat’s It Like Living in a City Without Uber or Lyft?Ask Vancouver.
Jan. 28 2019 5:05 PMHoward Schultz Is Very Sorry He Sold the Beloved Local Basketball Team
Jan. 17 2019 4:49 PMCities Used to Help All Americans Find Prosperity. Not Anymore.
Jan. 10 2019 5:55 AMCrowded Cities Short on Housing Are Looking to Turn Water Into LandHong Kong and Copenhagen are building artificial islands for new communities. But too many projects ignore environmental costs.
Jan. 2 2019 5:50 AMTunnel VisionChicago tried to dig its way out of urban flooding decades before climate change made it a national crisis. Did the city, and its imitators, pick the wrong solution?
Dec. 18 2018 5:10 PMCities Are Finally Ending the Rule That All New Buildings Need Parking Spaces
Dec. 14 2018 6:33 PMAmerica’s Hottest Housing Debate Is Coming to Oregon
Dec. 5 2018 12:25 PMGoogle’s Self-Driving Car Spinoff Waymo Launches Taxi Service in Arizona
Nov. 29 2018 12:57 PMHow We Built Our Way Into an Urban Flooding Epidemic
Nov. 26 2018 10:47 AMCan We Design California Houses So They Don’t Burn?Technically, we can. But we won’t.
Nov. 15 2018 6:55 PMDo New Yorkers Even Want Amazon’s 25,000 Jobs?Even in prosperous times, the city is getting harder to live in—and it’s not clear how HQ2 will help.
Nov. 13 2018 1:44 PMAmazon’s New York Headquarters Will Have a Helipad Because of Course It Will
Nov. 12 2018 9:03 PMWhy Can’t Democrats Win in Ohio?They’ve lost the Buckeye State—but maybe they never had it at all.

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